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TNF Travel Management/Route Designation Update


Hi all:

Finally, our Tahoe National Forest Travel Management Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) is close to completion! We expect to have it available on September 26, 2008, to start a 2-month public comment period.

The document will be on line and you will be notified of the web address when it is available. For those of you that requested a document or CD, those will also be mailed to you.

We have scheduled two different types of meetings to help you review the DEIS. There will be an open house in the afternoon and then a public meeting in the evening at each of the dates/locations listed below. The purpose of these sessions, however, is not to take public comment but instead to provide an overview of the DEIS and to answer your questions so that it will be easier for you to comment.

Open House/Meeting Dates:
October 1 - Nevada City - Nevada City Elks Lodge - 518 Hwy 49 North
October 3 - Sierraville - Sierraville Ranger Station, 317 So Lincoln Hwy, (Hwy 89)0D
October 7 - Truckee/Olympic Valley - Resort at Squaw Creek, 400 Squaw Creek Road
October 9 - Auburn - The Ridge Golf Course, 2020 Golf Course Way

Open Houses in the afternoons between 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm:
Various displays and large scale maps will be available for review. Visitors will be able to talk one-on-one to members of the planning team and view the displays of interest to them.

Orientation Meetings in the evenings at 6:30 pm:
The planning team and Forest Supervisor Tom Quinn will share an overview of the Travel Management process, the DEIS, its purpose, timeline, various alternatives, and affects of alternatives. There will also be a limited amount of time during the meeting and after the meeting to answer specific questions.

Thanks for your interest. We look forward to meeting with you again and to begin the discussion regarding this document. It is a DRAFT. We are interested in your views and in a good, productive discussion about motorized travel in the Tahoe National Forest. We recognize this is a passionate topic, but hope we can all share in a constructive dialog.

Future Meetings/Discussions:
In addition, as time progresses during the comment period, there will be other opportunities to ask questions and to share your thoughts with us. We will send that information to you later in the fall.

Mailing addresses:
Please remember to send us any changes to your email address. We get many, many rejected messages after each update.

If you know of folks that would like to be on our mailing list, please have them contact Ann Westling (awestling@fs.fed.us) with their email address.

Ann Westling
Tahoe National Forest
Public Affairs Officer
(530) 478-6205


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